Carnegie Deli Owner Now Suing Husband for Allegedly Stealing $10 Million

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The latest in the developing daytime-soap-esque drama concerning Carnegie Deli: Owner Marian Levine is suing her husband Sandy, his longtime girlfriend (a former Carnegie hostess), and his daughter for $10 million — the amount she says they’ve stolen from her personal and corporate accounts over the past 14 years. She claims that Sandy forged her signature on checks and kept a hush fund to keep employees quiet. The papers also describe an elaborate laundering setup involving bank accounts, safe-deposit boxes, and money funneled into property owned by the girlfriend’s family’s deli in Bangkok, which — salt in the wounds — Levine accuses of lifting her original Carnegie recipes. [Earlier, NYDN, Earlier]